||Chicago Jump CD (1986) |
Darren Woodford albums All songs written by Albert Luandrew or Samuel Burckhardt except "Cryin' For My Baby" (Harold Burrage), "Cutting Out," "Never Picked No Cotton" (Steve Freund) and "I Feel So Bad" (Chuck Willis).
The last of Slim's great band-backed albums, cut with yeoman help from his longtime combo (guitarist Steve Freund and drummer Robert Covington share the vocals). At the heart of the matter are Slim's rolling 88s and still-commanding vocals, invested with experience beyond all comprehension. ~ Bill Dahl
Recorded at Acme Recording Studios, Chicago, Illinois on April 1 & 2, 1985. Includes liner notes by Bill Dahl and John Brisbin.
Personnel: Sunnyland Slim (vocals, piano); Steve Freund (vocals, guitar); Lucia Holm, Paul Carnell (vocals, keyboards); Robert Covington (vocals, drums); Rob Fricker (vocals); Darren Woodford (guitar); Sam Burckhardt (tenor saxophone); Bob Stroger (electric bass); Sean Wright (drums).
Audio Mixers: Dave Valentin; Phil Bodger.
Liner Note Authors: John Anthony Brisbin; Bill Dahl.
Recording information: ACME Recording, Chicago, IL (04/01/1985-04/02/1985).
Photographer: James Fraher.
Unknown Contributor Roles: Gary Bailey; Tony Rush.
Personnel: Sunnyland Smith (piano, vocals), Steve Freund (guitar, vocals), Samuel Burckhardt (tenor saxophone), Bob Stroger (electric bass), Robert Covington (drums, vocals).
Reissue producer: Jerry Gordon.
||O 3 CD (1993) |
Darren Woodford CD discography O3 displays a techno act with something of a heart and focus (plus a real drummer from time to time). While the energy level does get pumped from time to time, the accent is more on solid song design and upfront female vocals that do more than provide just another element of the mixes, putting this firmly into the Deee-Lite camp. Highlights are the singles "Love U More," "Perfect Motion" and a Marianne Faithfull cover of "Broken English." ~ Steven McDonald
Personnel: Lucia Holm, Paul Carnell (vocals, keyboards); Rob Fricker (vocals); Darren Woodford (guitar); Sean Wright (drums).
Audio Mixers: Dave Valentin; Phil Bodger; Sunscreem.
Sunscreem: Lucia Holm, Paul Carnell (vocals, keyboards); Rob Fricker (vocals, bass); Darren Woodford (guitar); Sean Wright (drums).
Producers: Sunscreem, Mick Shiner, Ralph Jezzard.